High School Trips to Costa Rica

High School Trips to Costa Rica

High School Trips To Costa Rica

Costa Rica is flourishing with so much culture, history, and wildlife. Here are our top 3 attractions for a high school class trip to Costa Rica:

  • San Jose

  • Arenal Volcano

  • Tortuguero

Learn more about the customize and personsonalized Costa Rica itinerary for your students next high school class trip, here

San Jose

San Jose is the heart of Costa Rica and home to roughly half the country’s 4.9 million citizens. It is the perfect area to discover its humble blend of tradition, grit, and culture. Students on a field trip to San Jose would be able to truly immerse themselves in this city! San Jose’s cultural attractions are located in a wonderfully compact area downtown. There are many museums in San Jose where students can learn more about Costa Rica. Jade Museum, an archeological museum that sheds light on Costa Rican culture and pre-Columbian communities. Further east on the Avenida Central, pass through the Plaza de la Democracia for its lively open-air markets. Originally built as a military barracks, the Costa Rican National Museum sits directly to the east of the plaza.

Arenal Volcano

Located in northern Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica for students. With access to the rainforest, waterfalls, a volcano, the country’s largest lake, and a diverse selection of hotels, it’s no wonder Arenal has become the adventure capital of Costa Rica. While you cannot hike up the volcano itself, we recommend hiking through Arenal Volcano National Park with a bilingual naturalist guide in search of old lava flow and wildlife. Slight changes in altitude create unique micro-climates and ecosystems through this region, making it home to a variety of exotic species. There are so many activities that can be done in this national park, some including, zip lining, hanging bridges hike, and Visit Cano Negro National Wildlife Refuge


Tortuguero is a huge rainforest that dominates the northern coast of Costa Rica. Literally meaning land of turtles, Tortuguero's biggest draws are the large numbers of turtles that come to nest along the shoreline. The forest is also a network of canals and rivers. Exploring these canals and observing the wildlife by boat, kayak or canoe is a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful way to experience nature. Tortuguero is the perfect destination for any student field trip!